Avatar’s Zoe Saldana — who is
Dominican-American Dominican & Puerto Rican — is weighing in on the lack of racial diversity on the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine’s annual Young Hollywood Issue.
“I feel like we can spend a lot of time bashing our beautiful country, but we don’t give it enough credit,” the first generation American told Access Hollywood at the New York City screening of HBO’s How To Make It In America on Wednesday. The actress says she’s hopeful the media will catch up with the nation’s ever-changing racial makeup. “Our pace might be a little slow and it might not be on par to how we, as American civilians, would like it to be, but it is still an amazing country,” Zoe continued. “So, when I look at magazines like Vanity Fair and Vogue, I know that it’s just a matter of time, the same way Obama took his time and he got to office and became President… it’s just a matter of time until magazines, the media, our art, our culture, our colloquial lifestyle, tags along to our today reality.”